Over 2.5 Goals. What does this market mean?

One of the most popular markets in the sports world is how many goals there will be in a football match. On average in a football match there are usually between 2 and 3 goals, so the market for more than 2.5 goals or less than 2.5 goals is one of the most used.

► What does the market plus 2.5 goals mean in sports betting?

If we chose  the market of more than 2.5 goals, we will win if the match ends with 3 or more goals. We will lose if the match ends in any of these results:
    •    0-0
    •    1-0
    •    0-1
    •    1-1
Any other outcome other than these will result in a winning for us.

► Why is the market called Over 2.5 goals and no Over 2 goals?

This is a common question among those starting out in the world of sports. It is a logical question since in no game can there be half a goal, but the answer makes sense.
When we are working on the market of more than 2.5 goals it means that if there are 3 goals or more we win and we will obtain the benefit according to the odds, and if there are 3 goals or less we will lose our investment. On the exchange platforms, another goal market is also offered as “more than 2 goals”, in such a way that if there are exactly 2 goals in the match, the invested is returned, meaning our investment remains canceled and we receive our investment back.
This terminology is used to differentiate the market where the other’s investment is returned.

► Is it better to work on more than 2.5 goals or less than 2.5 goals?

The truth is that there is no market that is better than another. The interesting thing is to use Football Statistics tools to determine which leagues or which teams are the best to create a strategy of more than 2.5 goals or less than 2.5 goals.

Subscribe and find out more about the Tool we're using!

Subscribe Now to Get Access to the Tool we use!